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ICC World Cup 2019: Steve Smith hailed as "best batter in all three forms" By Captain Aaron Finch

Steven Smith scored a gritty 73 against West Indies in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

Australian cricket team captain has hailed Steve Smith as the best batter in the world ahead of their ICC World cup 2019 match against India.

Australia will have to be at their very best when they face the world cup favorites India if they are to have any chance of winning the game. The two teams clash on Sunday, 9 June at the oval.

Steven Smith And David Warner are back for the Australian team after their year-long ball tampering ban.

India began their World Cup Campaign by comprehensively beating South Africa by 6 wickets crucial knock with the bat and coming to the teams rescue in the game against west indies.

India began their World Cup Campaign by comprehensively beating South Africa by 6wickets

the match between India vs Australia will once again see the resumption of the rivalry between Steve Smith and Virat Kohli.

in Steven Smiths absence from the game, Virat Kohli has stamped his class to become the undisputed world number on batsmen in both test cricket and ODI's but Australian captain Aaron Finch believes Steve Smith is the "best batter in the world" over all the three formats of the game.

The return of David Warner and Steve Smith is a huge boost for the Australian team with both batsmen contributing with the bat in the opening matches of their world cup campaign

Smith made a gritty 73 runs in Australia's win over West Indies after Warner smashed an unbeaten 89 not out in his team's opening win against Afghanistan, meaning both players

are in good form as they prepare to face Virat Kohli's India on Sunday.

"Well, when you've got world-class players coming back into your side, it's unfortunate for the guys who have missed out and the guys that have played some really good one-day cricket in the past, Steve is the best batter in the world in my opinion over all three forms of the game," Aaron Finch said at the Oval on Saturday.

Five-time world cup champions Australia, are one

of the favorites to win the World Cup alongside India and hosts England, have their fast bowling pair of Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins who have taken 11 wickets between them to thank for their two victories in the round-robin phase of the competition.

Finch's team will face a tough challenge against an Indian side that boasts a potent pace battery led by the world's number one ranked ODI bowler, Jasprit Bumrah.